Shake Shack launches in Oxford Street & confirms Halal statusHALAL STATUS Halal chicken only (prepped & cooked separately) • Pork served
We must highlight that we do also sell non-Halal menu items in our business – as such, our beef is not Halal.
International burger brand Shake Shack launch on the corner of Oxford Street and Regent Street before providing a full overview of their Halal status.
With their 12th UK store having opened on Argyll Street, the international chain has confirmed that two items on its menu are Halal.
Having reported in 2017 that Shake Shack had not only launched its chicken burger (called Chick’n Shack at the time but later renamed Chicken Shack) across all their branches, but that it was also Halal.
Since then, the global franchise confirmed that it had also added Halal Chicken Bites to the menu.
With pork on the menu, Shake Shack address cross-contamination
A representative informed FtLion further: “The chicken we use in our Chicken Shack and Chicken Bites in every UK Shack is Halal-certified.
“However, we must highlight that we do also sell non-Halal menu items in our business – as such, our beef is not Halal.”
With pork a part of their menu, the spokesperson also clarified on the issue of cross-contamination: “We cook our meats separated – the non-Halal beef would be cooked on the grill [plus] our fried chicken would be cooked in the fryer; the two meats in the kitchen are separated with different utensils handling them. Oil is not shared between the meats as a result.
“Our bacon is cooked on a different end of the grill that is reserved specifically for bacon only, and the bacon is cooked on top of a grill-safe, single use baking sheet so the meat does not actually touch the grill. Utensils used for pork are separated from the utensils used for beef and chicken.
“Both our chicken and beef can be handled by the same team. However, food safety gloves are changed regularly to prevent cross-contamination.”
10 Argyll St, Soho, London W1F 7TQ.
Opening Hours: Mon-Thur 11:00-00:00 | Fri-Sat 11:00-00:30 | Sun 11:00-23:00